Sep 29, 2009 9:56am
Re: Grateful death songs
Interesting approach ...
China Doll seems to be about a murder
A pistol shot at 5 o'clock,
the bells of heaven ring.
Me & My Uncle, multiple murders.
He's Gone - I know it was supposedly originally about Lenny Hart, but it became so much more after the loss of Pigpen, and then much later, Brent.
Wharf Rat might not be so specific, but it takes place in that same brokedown-old-men-dying-alone space, along with Stella Blue, and Black Peter.
Morning Dew is all about death and loss.
Black Muddy River.
If I were capable of remembering the lyrics, I might also suggest What's Become of the Baby? - that's a death song, isn't it?
There must be lots more ...